Investigation underway after body pulled from Missouri River in Saline County

SALINE COUNTY, Mo. — An investigation is underway after a body was pulled from the Missouri River Sunday afternoon in Saline County.

Saline County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the river near 310 Road at Malta Bend at around 1:45 p.m. after they received a report of a body found in the water. The body was recovered by Missouri Stater Water Patrol.

Saline County Coroner confirmed the body was a man and that an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

No further information has been released at this time. FOX4 will continue to update this story as new details become available.

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